Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 101 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 +16 -20
Contract jobs citing SCCM 167 109 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.84% 1.94% 1.57%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.24% 17.69% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 71 79
North West median daily rate £311 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -15.49% +27.93%
10th Percentile £121 £120 £183
90th Percentile £475 £544 £575
England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 10 6
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.47% +21.00%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.69 £11.75
90th Percentile £76.92 £22.05 £17.44
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +10.34%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 751 616 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.78% 10.98% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 402 412
North West median daily rate £450 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +10.96%
10th Percentile £238 £251 £238
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 23 19
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.52% +72.75%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.60 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 83 £288 -7.26% 23
Cheshire +17 48 £280 -6.67% 12
Lancashire -11 15 £450 +50.00% 4
Cumbria +6 11 £350 +55.56% 1
Merseyside +8 8 £130 -60.00% 10
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 129 (77.25%) Windows
2 92 (55.09%) Active Directory
3 86 (51.50%) Microsoft
4 67 (40.12%) Windows 10
5 56 (33.53%) Citrix
6 52 (31.14%) Windows 7
6 52 (31.14%) Office 365
7 43 (25.75%) VMware
8 39 (23.35%) Windows Server
9 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
10 33 (19.76%) ITIL
11 29 (17.37%) Migration
11 29 (17.37%) ServiceNow
12 28 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (16.17%) MS Exchange
13 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
14 25 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
14 25 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (13.77%) MSI
16 22 (13.17%) Asset Management
17 21 (12.57%) Application Packaging
18 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (11.98%) LAN
18 20 (11.98%) SQL
18 20 (11.98%) SAN
18 20 (11.98%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (11.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 19 (11.38%) Microsoft App-V

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (16.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.58%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.59%) IIS
6 5 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.99%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.20%) Site Server
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.14%) Office 365
2 20 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.98%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.98%) LAN
1 20 (11.98%) SAN
2 18 (10.78%) WAN
3 16 (9.58%) DNS
3 16 (9.58%) Skype
4 13 (7.78%) Firewall
5 10 (5.99%) DHCP
6 9 (5.39%) NAS
7 5 (2.99%) DMZ
7 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.99%) VLAN
8 4 (2.40%) VPN
8 4 (2.40%) Wireless
9 3 (1.80%) VoIP
10 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.60%) Internet
11 1 (0.60%) Network Security
11 1 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Big Data
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) MSI
2 4 (2.40%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.39%) Finance
1 9 (5.39%) Local Government
2 7 (4.19%) Marketing
3 6 (3.59%) Back Office
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (11.98%) Desktop Support
1 20 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.38%) Analyst
2 19 (11.38%) Architect
2 19 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) IT Support
4 14 (8.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (5.99%) Applications Packager
6 10 (5.99%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Service Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) IT Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (3.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) Middleware
1 6 (3.59%) Web Services
2 2 (1.20%) OCX
2 2 (1.20%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.60%) COM
3 1 (0.60%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.39%) NHS
3 9 (5.39%) PKI
4 7 (4.19%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.19%) Replication
5 6 (3.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.40%) CMDB
7 4 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.20%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.60%) BYOD
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (77.25%) Windows
2 67 (40.12%) Windows 10
3 52 (31.14%) Windows 7
4 39 (23.35%) Windows Server
5 18 (10.78%) Apple iOS
6 17 (10.18%) Mac OS
6 17 (10.18%) Windows XP
7 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.99%) Linux
9 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.19%) Unix
11 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.99%) AIX
12 5 (2.99%) Solaris
12 5 (2.99%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 5 (2.99%) Windows NT
13 4 (2.40%) VMS
13 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) ITIL
2 29 (17.37%) Migration
3 25 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (13.17%) Asset Management
5 21 (12.57%) Application Packaging
6 20 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (10.78%) Software Deployment
8 17 (10.18%) ITSM
9 12 (7.19%) Patch Management
10 9 (5.39%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.19%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (4.19%) Server Building
11 7 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.59%) Decision-Making
12 6 (3.59%) Matrix Organization
12 6 (3.59%) PRINCE2
12 6 (3.59%) Proactive Monitoring
13 5 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.56%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.98%) SQL
3 9 (5.39%) VB
4 8 (4.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (16.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.19%) MCSE
3 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.39%) A+ Certification
5 6 (3.59%) MCP
5 6 (3.59%) MCSA
6 4 (2.40%) MCTS
6 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.60%) Degree
8 1 (0.60%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 92 (55.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 19 (11.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (10.78%) XenApp
6 11 (6.59%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.99%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (3.59%) vSphere
10 5 (2.99%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.20%) Xen
12 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (11.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 18 (10.78%) SCOM
3 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.59%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.59%) OpenView
5 5 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.99%) SafeCom
5 5 (2.99%) ThinApp
5 5 (2.99%) vMotion
5 5 (2.99%) vRealize
5 5 (2.99%) WSUS
6 3 (1.80%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.60%) Ansible
8 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (51.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (33.53%) Citrix
3 43 (25.75%) VMware
4 29 (17.37%) ServiceNow
5 18 (10.78%) Apple
6 17 (10.18%) HP
7 12 (7.19%) Cisco
8 8 (4.79%) Altiris
9 7 (4.19%) EMC
9 7 (4.19%) McAfee
9 7 (4.19%) Xerox
10 6 (3.59%) IBM
10 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.59%) Remedy
10 6 (3.59%) Veeam
10 6 (3.59%) Veritas
11 5 (2.99%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.99%) Ivanti
11 5 (2.99%) Lotus
11 5 (2.99%) Sun